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Chickenbone Slim / Bio

Chickenbone Slim is a bluesman living in San Diego, CA. He is the guitarist and vocalist for Chickenbone Slim and the Biscuits. Chickenbone started his band in 2012 and named it The Biscuits because biscuits are his favorite food. CB has been playing music for over 25 years, and is influenced by Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Johnny “Guitar” Watson and Tomcat Courtney. Chickenbone is not sure where he originally came from, because he was real young when he was born, but he remembers his house had wheels and it was real hot.

Chickenbone plays the blues because he has to. He’s played all kinds of music, but he started by playing blues, and throughout his career has always gone back to the root. So when CB started playing guitar after 20 years of playing bass, he decided just to play what he wanted to, which is of course blues.

Chickenbone prefers to play Fender Telecasters, and gets his unique tone with old amplifiers such as his main amp, a 1946 Gibson BR-1.

Chickenbone plays all over San Diego, including top clubs like The Gaslamp Speakeasy, and festivals such as Gator By The Bay, The O.B. Street Fair, and The Adams Avenue Street Fair. CB is currently recording an all original blues album "Gone, due for release mid summer.

You can always catch Chickenbone Slim with The Biscuits every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the Tasty Truck Round Up at Smitty’s Service at the corner of Adams Avenue and Hawley Boulevard. Please don’t tell the bill collectors! You can always get a free nickname from Chickenbone, but if you leave some cash in the tip jar you are more likely to get a good one. Chickenbone is currently playing all over San Diego at clubs and festivals, and is working on his first album of original blues.

Chickenbone is an old school bluesman, but he understands proper exploitation is important, so you can visit him on Facebook at Facebook.com/ChickenboneSlimAndTheBiscuits or visit his website at www.chickenboneslim.com. For Bookings call Chickenbone at 619-370-6213. If Larry answers the phone make sure you tell him you are calling for Chickenbone and he will get him out of the woodshed!

General Info

Band Members
Chickenbone Slim - Guitar, Jon Atkinson - Harmonica, Mike Chiricuzio - Bass, Bruce Stewart - Drums
Artist Name
Chickenbone Slim
Home Page
Active Since
Blues / chicago blues / texas blues

Contact Info

San Diego, CA

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